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by Potless
Sun Apr 21, 2024 11:43 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Geo Joyce & Sons Ltd. ABC Belfrute identified
Replies: 23
Views: 14857

Re: Geo Joyce & Sons Ltd. ABC Belfrute identified

Another variation comes to mind - I remember seeing a large machine at the back of one of the arcades, it was a strange one which looked as though it was made from a modified Film Stars. It was huge, sited against one wall, with the octagonal top display. It was grey in colour. I would guess that it...
by Potless
Thu Apr 18, 2024 11:57 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Arcade amusement signs adverts
Replies: 5
Views: 2964

Re: Arcade amusement signs adverts

The "character face" signs brought back some memories! Bet they are worth a bit more than £11 each now....
by Potless
Sat Apr 13, 2024 6:47 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Geo Joyce & Sons Ltd. ABC Belfrute identified
Replies: 23
Views: 14857

Re: Geo Joyce & Sons Ltd. ABC Belfrute identified

Interestingly, I can remember seeing a different version of this machine in a Yarmouth arcade in the 60's. It was a rather unexciting grey colour, with what I can only assume were cutout coloured perspex shapes forming the fruit symbols. It worked in the same way as the Belfrute, so maybe it was an ...
by Potless
Mon Mar 04, 2024 6:46 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Does anyone have pics of the Brenco Mystery Arrow?
Replies: 18
Views: 11627

Re: Does anyone have pics of the Brenco Mystery Arrow?

Thanks for the advice - I also have some 1p size penny slots that I could use, another reason to opt for a 1p version, but I will bear in mind your suggestion!
by Potless
Mon Mar 04, 2024 12:45 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Does anyone have pics of the Brenco Mystery Arrow?
Replies: 18
Views: 11627

Re: Does anyone have pics of the Brenco Mystery Arrow?

After another weekend of fruitless searching of the internet for a better pic, I decided to have a go at making one of these machines with the limited visual information I have. I could see that all the areas on the arrow board that are green have the "?" mystery payout symbol, and I was a...
by Potless
Thu Feb 29, 2024 10:21 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Anyone remember these large multi-players?
Replies: 11
Views: 7509

Re: Anyone remember these large multi-players?

There is a brief shot of a Brenco "Tinky" in action in this rather grainy film of Belle Vue Amusement Park, Manchester, which also features a Dalek ride, Seeburg "Discotheque" jukebox, and some unidentified one-armed bandits....

by Potless
Wed Feb 28, 2024 12:58 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Does anyone have pics of the Brenco Mystery Arrow?
Replies: 18
Views: 11627

Re: Does anyone have pics of the Brenco Mystery Arrow?

SO annoying that this 1960s film shows just a tantalising glimpse at 37 seconds in!

by Potless
Tue Feb 27, 2024 6:27 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Does anyone have pics of the Brenco Mystery Arrow?
Replies: 18
Views: 11627

Re: Does anyone have pics of the Brenco Mystery Arrow?

I had a quick look at some pics and videos of the Rose and Crown, but the pub area looks fairly sparse - maybe the Mystery Arrow malfunctioned as was removed? Thanks anyway, it was fun going through the images!
by Potless
Tue Feb 27, 2024 4:27 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mayfield Electronic Dice & Streets Spot Luck identified
Replies: 47
Views: 29864

Re: Mayfield Electronic Dice & Streets Spot Luck identified

I just noticed that, in a video uploaded to the site via YouTube, the Mayfield Electronic Dice game is featured in action, allbeit briefly, towards the end. Take a look!
by Potless
Tue Feb 27, 2024 12:49 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Does anyone have pics of the Brenco Mystery Arrow?
Replies: 18
Views: 11627

Re: Does anyone have pics of the Brenco Mystery Arrow?

Getting back to the "Mystery Arrow", this is the only half-decent pic I could find on the net. (There seems to be nothing else out there, apart from a grainy monochrome version). 15826319_10210793887779707_1688060004285401708_n.jpg If anyone has one of these machines, I would love to see a...
by Potless
Fri Apr 28, 2023 9:03 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: "Juicy Fruits" wall machine
Replies: 13
Views: 5146

Re: "Juicy Fruits" wall machine

Yes, it was quite useful - should be handy if I have a go at making one.
by Potless
Fri Apr 28, 2023 6:16 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: "Juicy Fruits" wall machine
Replies: 13
Views: 5146

Re: "Juicy Fruits" wall machine

Thank you - I would love to make a replica Brenco "Match-A-Fruit", but it would take a lot of planning, and many months experimenting for sure!
by Potless
Fri Apr 28, 2023 5:45 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: "Juicy Fruits" wall machine
Replies: 13
Views: 5146

Re: "Juicy Fruits" wall machine

Potless wrote: Fri Apr 28, 2023 12:52 pm I will put up some pics of the "innards" tonight!
Some images...
by Potless
Fri Apr 28, 2023 12:53 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: "Juicy Fruits" wall machine
Replies: 13
Views: 5146

Re: "Juicy Fruits" wall machine

geofflove wrote: Fri Apr 28, 2023 12:30 pm Brilliant. Looks really good. I’d be interested in the principle of how you used the diode matrix with the selector. Looks great!
I may be able to find some fragments of the matrix design - the scraps of paper are around somewhere....
by Potless
Fri Apr 28, 2023 12:52 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: "Juicy Fruits" wall machine
Replies: 13
Views: 5146

Re: "Juicy Fruits" wall machine

I will put up some pics of the "innards" tonight!
by Potless
Fri Apr 28, 2023 11:44 am
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: "Juicy Fruits" wall machine
Replies: 13
Views: 5146

"Juicy Fruits" wall machine

I recently made a "Bar 1" style "flasher" fruit machine, the idea being to recreate a 60's style unit that does not use electronic components (except silicon diodes and electrolytic capacitors). The object is to match 3 symbols, the payouts being cherries 40p, plums 40p, oranges ...
by Potless
Fri Dec 16, 2022 12:31 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Does anyone have pics of the Brenco Mystery Arrow?
Replies: 18
Views: 11627

Re: Does anyone have pics of the Brenco Mystery Arrow?

It seems to be quite an elusive machine, doesn't it... but thanks for the info. That in itself is interesting.
by Potless
Thu Dec 15, 2022 11:26 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Does anyone have pics of the Brenco Mystery Arrow?
Replies: 18
Views: 11627

Does anyone have pics of the Brenco Mystery Arrow?

I remember this fascinating machine which gave me many hours of fun for my little bag of pennies at an arcade in Great Yarmouth in the 1960's. It featured a large chromed arrow, which repeatedly moved over the colourful prize sections in a random fashion, and the player had to bet on which amount th...
by Potless
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Who can remember this fruit machine with mini pinball feature?
Replies: 10
Views: 2580

Re: Who can remember this fruit machine with mini pinball feature?

Seems the bagatelle feature has been around for some time!
by Potless
Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Who can remember this fruit machine with mini pinball feature?
Replies: 10
Views: 2580

Re: Who can remember this fruit machine with mini pinball feature?

Interesting stuff pennymachines - I just wish I had the kind of cash that could buy as many machines as the American collector has!